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may I know if the replication job for SQL server in process will impact on user access or not .

I am replicate about 5TB data over to remote site this will take about a week to finish .
I have a qnap storage that is connected to my server through iscsi
I have a veeam backup server,
I have synolgy ds connected to veeam as backup storage
how i can backup data that is on qnap iscsi  to my synolgy
VMWare host running ESXI 6.0 U3 on a DELL R740.

One of the basic Win2012 R2 server is not able to be backed up. When launching a backup task from Veeam, it fails with "operation not allowed in current state".  Looking at the VMWare host, this error appears to be passed through from an attempted Snapshot request.  See screens below.

We are running Daily, Monthly and Quarterly VEEAM backups of our environment of 15 VMs. I just learned from our MSP that all of the backups are incremental. Does this matter? I was under the assumption that the Daily backup was incremental, then on the seventh day the backup was a full backup. Perhaps that wouldn't make sense as a full backup may run for several days which would impact the daily incremental. Could someone shed some light?
I've two hypervisors with 20 + VM and I'm planing to purchase "Veeam Backup Essentials Enterprise 2 socket bundle".

How many licenses would be required ? 1 or 2 ?

I will be using only one backup server.

I had this question after viewing how to truncate Exchange 2016 DAG DB transaction log..?.

We are considering implenting a DAG environment.

How does application aware backups using products such as veeam etc impact DAG members that utilise replay lag times and passive dag members?

eg - is there a chance of replay not being healthy if for example the backup job truncates logs but the copy was in a bad state?
Should i be backing up the passive node instead?
If i backup the passive node, what happens to the logs on the active, passive and replay lagged database copies?

All very confusing.
Hi All,

We currently have 2 * server 2008 domain controller. Both are backed up up nightly via Veeam. If we had a problem with one DC or indeed AD, what is the best practice to roll back to a previous working state. If for example one DC has a problem can I roll this one back and then AD etc will sync any changes made / discrepancies between the old data on the restored DC and any changes made during this time on the running DC. Is this a terrible idea?

Dear Experts, I could not start Veeam. It said that "SQL server is not available". We checked and started all of SQL and Veeam services but it did not help.

Can you please help? many thanks!
I'm setting up a veeam server, I have a DL380 Gen10 with 2x 10GB Nics. when setting up the networking side, do I configure a 1gb management  nic with a static IP and set the 2 x 10GB Nics to dhcp? what's the best way to configure.

Dear Experts
We have recently implemented veeam backup and replication solution, would like to set the best practice backup and retention policy for VM’s and files. Please suggest me to daily backups best way to rotate  and similarly weekly and monthly how many days retention to be set and rotate. please help me with best practice way to configure like first full backup and then daily incremental and weekly and monthy how to set please suggest the best backup policy and set the retention
HI all (Andrew), I was looking for a way to migrate a server from one ESXi server to another incrementally, I think.  

So I have a server that is like 2 T on a VMware server, I want to image it over, then be able to migrate it to another VMWare server, then be able to just migrate the changes over.  

Like if it's going to take a long time I can do it, then when we have a small window get people off the server, then zap over the changed files, shut off the old server boot up the new one and done.

I was trying to figure it out in Veeam, but got stuck.

Thanks all.

Im testing veeam backup for o365 and have jobs set to run tonight to save locally to repository c:\ on the veeam VM in azure.  Its backing up share point and exchange.

Ive followed lots of: but need guidance to  whats the best practice for backup repositories?  i.e. storage account in azure or VM or virtual NAS/SAN..?


We currently use Veeam and Veeam Copy Jobs to an Exagrid de-duplicating appliance.  Exagrid automatically sync's our data center backups to our remote office.  To supplement that, and to protect against a ransomware attack, we want cloud air-gapped backups.  We presently use Veeam copy jobs to iLand for that purpose but it's not going well.

We are about to demo CommVault but I figured before doing so, maybe I should take a step back and ask for thoughts on:

CommVault vs. Zert0

The ONLY thing I like about Veeam copy jobs to a cloud provider is the provider's "insider protection" which basically is a cloud based "recycle bin" which even a malicious admin can't touch.

We don't enjoy the overly complex nature of hundreds of  Veeam backup jobs and copy jobs.  It's a nightmare to monitor and maintain.

CommVault sounds much simpler.

I don't know anything about Zert0 other than it offers granular restores to the minute which could be super handy during a ransomware attack (assuming they don't successfully attack our backups).

I suppose the air-gapped-ness depends on the destination provider for both CommVault and Zert0.

Do these solutions typically rely on things like Amazon's Object Lock / Compliance Mode / WORM (write-once-read-many)?

A big requirement is MFA in order to delete backup containers; my nightmare scenario is my laptop getting hijacked and/or my admin credentials getting compromised and ransomware hacker attacking my cloud backups too !!!


I have installed a QNAP TS-1283XU-RP server which backs up our virtual server using VEEAM and File servers using backup assist software.

This Qnap server is located on one of the COMS cabinet-1 that is away from the server room.

The switch in the Coms cabinet  is connected through a fibre optics cable connection  to the core switch in the server room.
The edge switch is 100/1 Gig switch

The Qnap server has 4x1GbE Lan ports . At the moment only one LAN port from the Qnap is connected  to the switch and on this LAN card gui network speed says 1Gbps.

If I connect another LAN port of the Qnap to the switch , will the data transfer speed increase ?

Please suggest and any help will be great
Veeam Backup 9.5 U4

Hello iam testing the new version ifrom Veeam Backup 9.5  want backup and restore singel vmware 6.7  hosts that work well but how veeam work? i dont fund a agent on the vm after backup.

So i plan to make vm default images so i need to deploy a veeam agent for backup in my  tamplate?

Thanks for Help

I have purchased a Qnap server QNAP TS-1283XU-RP 12 Bay  with 96TB (12 x 8TB Seagate EXOS enterprise class SATA HDD 7200RPM)

We are using VMware  and I would like to use this for onsite backup, for backing up our Virtual servers using Veeam backup and backing up user files using BackupAssist software with  this Qnap server as a backup target.

Please let me know the Raid type that i need to set up.
On this Qnap server , It gives me the Raid option of Raid5, Raid 6, Raid10

For Raid 5 With 1 hotspare, it gives a usable space of 72TB
For Raid 6 With 1 hotspare, it gives a usable space of 65TB

I dont want to go for Raid 10  and it ask for 2 spare and the usable space is only  36TB

I am not very keen on the performance of the qnap and it is only for the Veeam Back up target and File server Backup target.

Please suggest , the suitable Raid ( RAID5 or RAID6) that i can set up and your help much appreciated.

if anyone has any experience with Veeam backup, I am trying to determine between SQL Server native backup feature and Veeam what is actually backing up the databases. For example does Veeam remove the need to setup a schedule of backups using SQL Server backup features, or typically do the two work together.e .g you configure SQL Server to backup the databases to a local drive, and then configure a Veeam backup to pickup the SQL backups along with any other data in that job?

I am trying to determine if someone says we backup our SQL Servers using Veeam, what exactly do they mean/or what exactly is Veeams role in the process.
I have a PDC running windows server 2016 on a VMware environment using Veeam Backup & Recovery. I was hit with they RYUK ransomware virus. I have shutdown all my VMs and disconnected all my computers on the network but one that is clean, I have restored my PDC from a good backup when it was working. However after restore windows boots in safe mode and AD is not accessible. I found a Veeam forum to run "bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot" and reboot into normal mode but I still cannot access Active Directory, says that domain could not be found.
How do I get my PDC back up after restore?
Hi all and happy Sysadmin Day!

I have a hyper-v 2012 R2 host. I'm backing up one of the VMs and noticed that Veeam is only backing up the C: VHD disk, it's not backing up the other VHD disk which is H:
what could I look at to determine why it's not backing up the 2nd VHD disk on this VM?
We have a production site and a DR site.

We have Veeam installed on the production site. Among others, Veeam replicates the backups and the virtual machines to the DR site.

As part of the replication jobs, I would like to know if we can replicate the Veeam backup server to the DR site and if there is any best practices that must be followed for such scenario.
I need to find a way to run a report on Veeam Backups for a restore that may have been done.
Is there a way to do this for say a particular server and for a specific date?
If so, how do I get these results?
We are running Veeam 9.5 4
Hello All,

I would like to understand how many servers can be backed up with below licenses.

Veeam Backup Essentials Enterprise Plus 2 socket bundle

* 1 x VM = 1 x agent ?

* If not backing up the whole VM, agent can be used to backup the files from server ?

Dear Experts,

I have a customer who have 7 backup jobs of VMware servers.

What will you do if you were in my shoes?

I have only 18TB capacity to backup from Veeam.
Looking for an Inexpensive cloud storage for my clients backup because

Amazon is killing me...We use Veeam to send snapshots to AWS

any Suggestions????

Planning on switching out our backup software from StorageCraft to Veeam.

Question on data centers. SC provides their own datacenter and Veeam doesn't. We already have other services configured with Amazon S3 so it's likely we'll use their services and replicate backups here. Anyone have any other recommendations or data centers they recommend?






Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.